15873 Tue, 01/06/2009 - 1:06pm
FRANKFURT, Germany–Discussions and lectures on sustainability and the design trends for this year and next year are scheduled for next week’s Heimtextil show.
On Jan. 14 and 15, the fair will highlight ecological trends in home textiles with an event in Hall 8.0, Stand H 64. On Jan. 14, architect Claude Berube will lecture on sustainability as an important element in the world economy as a whole. On Jan. 15, Niels Hother Madsen, an executive with the Danisches Bettenlager retail chain, will talk about the company’s sustainability policy, and Michael Arretz of Systain Consulting will speak on how sustainability works in the luxury segment.
The Heimtextil Trend Table, which will focus on the design trends for 2009 and 2010, will be presented throughout the run of the fair at the Forum of Messe Frankfurt, where Heimtextil takes place. Among the trends that will be spotlighted are lightness achieved by layering and folding; inspiration from traditional looks, such as opulent ornaments and lace; and neo-ecological designs from natural forms and materials.